Our classes always start and end with quiet meditation to clear and focus the mind and relax the body. Physical fitness development is the first part of the class to help the body strengthen itself and stay healthy. After the warm-up, stretching allows the student to maintain and extend their flexibility and keep the body loose so the chance of pulling a muscle is greatly reduced and it helps to allow the ability to accomplish techniques that require flexability. Once the warm-up time is completed, the students will begin their Karate training. Class training will be broken into different focuses such as basic drills, kicking and hand techniques, kata, sparring etc.
Each belt level has preset requirements that the student will need to know
and a minimum amount of classes that have to be met before testing. Each
set of requirements will be given to the student so he or she has a guide
to follow and a checklist to go by so they can reach the goals that have
An integral part of our training is Language. We use japanese
and Okinawan terms on a regular basis in class and each test will have
a set of terms as part of the requirements. Learning the language of the
people helps to understand a special part of their society and helps to
gain personal insight into the people and the culture of the Karate founders
General Rules of Conduct
5. You should always conduct yourself
with prudence and should never provoke a quarrel because you are conceited
about Karate training.
It has been said from old times that it takes at least three years to master a single form (kata) completely. Consequently, unlimited time is required to master all the kata and variations of the techniques of Karate. You should therefore practice patience and perseverance, and should not expect to learn the Art in only a few years.